Watch: David Luiz gives emotional farewell speech to Arsenal team-mates
David Luiz gave an emotional farewell speech to his Arsenal team-mates ahead of their final game of the Premier League season.
Luiz joined the Gunners from rivals Chelsea in 2019 and has made 73 appearances over the last two seasons, winning the FA Cup in 2020.
The centre-back has decided to leave the club at the end of the current season, which ends with a home game against Brighton.
He will be on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury but still sat the entire Arsenal team down for a touching farewell speech in the dressing room.
The Brazil international almost broke down in tears and his team-mates then gave him a rousing send-off.
“He’s a player who has won everything in football and has earned every right to do so through who he is as a player and as a person,” Mikel Arteta said earlier this week.
“I had the privilege to work with him for 18 months. I really enjoyed it. I think we got on really good. I think we had some great moments together.
“He’s been really helpful, someone who we really like and appreciate so much. So I say thank you to him and wish him the best of luck in his next chapter because I’m sure knowing David that he will have many more to come as player and in the future somehow related to the game.
“When you get to know the person, his background, where he was raised in Brazil and what he’s done. To get to this point is remarkable.
“I’ve really enjoyed and learnt from him. He’s been very helpful every time with the team and I feel sadness as well because you get attached to the players emotionally. Again, I have to say thank you to him.”
— Gilles 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@GrimandiTweetss) May 22, 2021
The Arsenal boys are showing David Luiz some love in his final training session 😂❤️
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